Education should be brought to the public about foster care, what it is like, and how to help. There is more to foster care than most people think. Foster care is, according to the National Adoption Center, “...a temporary arrangement in which adults provide for the care of a child or children whose birth parent is unable to care for them” (www.adopt.org). Foster care is
However, had my grandparents not followed God 's call, those four children may not have come to meet Jesus Christ. Christians should follow God 's voice in their lives concerning foster care, and they should consider what God puts on their hearts, whether that includes foster children or not. According to AdoptUSCare, a project of the U.S. Children 's Bureau, “children in foster care are
However, Foster homes can often run the neglect and abuse of a child, given the stereotype to be inefficient in giving children new homes. The article, “Foster care caseworkers’ errors are detailed in New Jersey” describes the cases of children who are abused and neglected in their foster homes. Occasionally, these children can be afraid to speak out to help especially with such history of incidents and violence. “Caseworkers had failed to act to protect children in the foster care system despite evidence that they were at serious risk” (Jones 1). These homes, licensed to care for our children, fail to fulfill necessities to help these kids.
Nearly all of the moves have nothing to do with bettering the well being of the child. Many of the placements are done to carry out the systems policies and other placements are done if foster parents don’t meet the child needs. Children are less likely to be moved many times if a foster family is prepared to meet the child 's challenging needs. The foster care system is also in need of more social workers that will ensure that the child is placed in a good family so that they are not moved several times. Plenty of placements are also done if the child is initially placed in short-term care but needs to be moved to long term.
Many children throughout the United States are born into abusive families. These children have had life experiences that youth their age should not have to endure. This is when the state steps in and takes children away from their families. The child welfare system often places children in the foster care. Unfortunately, the foster care system is not always as helpful as it appears to be.
There are many more problems with the foster care system but I think that these are the main problems that should be addressed and solved. Many children that go into the system usually do not have an education by the time that they were supposed to graduate. A lot of the children drop out. This is because many of them get into trouble, drugs and many of the girls get pregnant at a very young age. H. Robed Ayasse (1995) mentioned in his article that “These problems and the transience of their home like in the foster care system can have a powerful
I never forgot that. My husband who has no children of his own, turned out to be the perfect foster Dad! His grandmother had taken in foster children years ago. While we felt we were prepared to be foster parents, thanks to a GREAT social worker, who spent lots of time with us, sharing with us all the possible difficulties and stresses, we were concerned about our abilities to handle any medical concerns. As it turned out, we had many children with serious medical concerns – but we also had amazing medical teams who were supportive and encouraging and educated us in care of these special children.
Vulnerable children in danger in their own homes due to neglect or abuse are innocent victims of social breakdown. They are in danger and likely suffer lasting harm if the law does not do something to protect them and provide a safety net or temporary substitute family. For them, a priority should be to provide endangered
The foster care system helps provide safety and care for children whose families are unable to do so. There has always been a way for children to be cared for in the United States. In the early 1800s orphan asylums were the most popular way for homeless children to be taken care of. Then institutional care came around, where children were taught to grow up as quickly as possible. Placing-out was then created in the
The foster care system helps provide safety and care for children whose families are unable to do so. There has always been a way for children to be cared for in the United States. In the early 1800s orphan asylums was the most popular way for homeless children to be taken care of. Then institutional care came around, where children were taught to grow up as quickly as possible. Placing-out was then created in the 1850s